Travel Blogs from Diamond Point
... around the lake and then we set off for the Revolutionary battlegrounds of 1777. It said that they "decided" the war's outcome as the American forces routed the British who were coming down from Montreal in order to cut the new nation in two. The Americans successes brought in the French as our allies. The Brits were led by Gen. Burgoyne and the Americans by Gen. Gates. Gen Benedict Arnold was also a key player and hero - only later to turn coat in 1880 and ...
... heron flew off and the geese waddled away as we continued back to the take-out. Up the rocky bank, I stumbled and worried about getting the boats up, but Otto dragged them most of the way up the bank. We had the extra effort of driving to collect Otto's car as we had transferring my kayak & stuff into his vehicle on the way in. This time I had my keys - or rather Otto was safeguarding them.
We stopped in Lake Luzerne to check out the gorge ...
... with limited access points. The
tree canopy was dense allowing little natural light. Denise, Mazy, Lilly and I
hit a trail near by… until Mazy put on the brakes, ears back, trailed narrowed…
we decided it was a good time to turn around. Had a great ride and lunch at a waterfront restaurant on Lake George, NY
Hi All, We're on our way!
Our first day went well until we got a flat tire at the VT/NY border. Luckily we found a 'Redneck' garage and got the tire fixed within an hour. Didn't even charge us! Imagine that - there are still good people in this world. We did give them a generous ...
Yesterday we took a drive to Lake Placid, site of the 1980 Olympics (also 1932). It was really crowded with people so it must be the place to get away from it all. We just had lunch and then drove around a bit. The Adirondacks is a beautiful area that is heavily forested and has lots of lakes. The mountains are not as high as we are used to. Today we just relaxed a bit and explored the area around our campground.
Tomorrow we are off to Vermont.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Juliana Diamond Point
This year I organized a family get together (7 adults and 7 children) at Lake George. I started with the Chamber of Commerce web site. Of all the places I contacted the Juliana Motel was the only one that had what we were looking for and could accommodate us for a long weekend (Thursday-Sunday).
The Motel and Grounds are well maintained. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. The friendliness and service are top notch. You always feel welcome, from the moment of check-in to departure. I'd recommend this location to anyone who would like to get away to a relaxing environment, and friendly hosts.
My husband and I and our 4 children stayed at the Juliana for 2 weeks this summer. We had a fabulous time. The kids loved going to the lake, to the pool, and to the playground. There are lots of toys around for them to share with all of the other children plus we brought our own. There were movies that played for the children in the beach house which were nice on the days that the weather was not the best for swimming. The management of the Juliana was wonderful. We had no complaints. The owners are very friendly and made sure that if there were any issues that they were taken care of immediately. The renovations and updates that have taken place are great. We have been going to the Juliana for many years and we will continue to go for many years to come. I highly recommend bringing family to the Juliana and making it an annual visit. You get to know the families that return each and every year and it is almost like a reunion when you pull up and see the familiar faces. The kids love it and so do the adults. We already started the countdown until next years visit!
Had a great experience. The owner, Eric, was more than accomadating to whatever we needed. He went out of his way to make us happy. The rooms were clean and updated since he's taken over. The beach is clean and the dock is new. Very accomodating to us with our Jet Ski's.
We look forward to returning next year.
I expected the rooms to be alot more fancier for the price we paid. The owner of the establishment is money hungary and will try to accrue extra charges to your bill. As we drove through the area of Lake George we found most of the motels in the area to be very nice and wished we had booked there instead. Deffinitley do your research before you book this motel.
At first we thought it was a nice layout of the property was nice besides the big hill. Our room was smaller then we had expected, but we didn't complain about the space. My complaint was going out to dinner to come back to find out that the staff let strangers in our room looking for stuff that they thought was left behind without out our consent. Relatives had to stop them from walking away with our property. I reported it and it seem like I was the one in the wrong. Also, I had arguements the the owner because after checkout I spent the day at the amusement park and went back to the hotel say good-bye to my family which they had booked half the resort that week. Ten minutes later he approached me repeatively saying he will charge my credit card or pay him in cash for coming back on the property. My whole family was shock of the lack respect displayed by the owner. Other family members had their own problems with him also. We will never visit that resort again.
I have stayed in hotels all over the world, some good and some not so good. I have relied on tripadvisor to recommend good hotels and I've gotten a lot of great advise on hotels, restaurants and activities. In all the years I have been using this service I have never been prompted to post my own review until today. My experience at The Juliana was so disappointing that I feel an obligation to warn other travelers of the innkeepers unbelievable lack of judgment in regard to the business of running a hotel or inn.
My family and I go to the Juliana every year and by far this summer has been the best so far,. The owners Eric and Alia were so friendly and down to earth its like we had known them for years and it was their first summer as the new owners.The Juliana is well taken care of and the view of the lake is great. All the people that go the same weeks as us have become our summer families and it just makes it a pleasure being on vacation with people you like and a great place to stay at. If they don't have it just ask Eric and I am sure he will get you what ever you need.The pool was heated this year and the kids enjoyed going for a night swim as that was something they had never done before asthe pool was always closed early and now they have extended the hours so you can enjoy a dip befor turning in for the night. For a great vacation I would highly recommend a vacation at the Juliana.
Long time vacationer at juliana
Long time vacationer at the Juliana - 24years.
My children grew up there with other vacationing families - and now in the late 20's still go there - summer tradition.
Now, the rest of our extended family vacation here and love it and keep coming back.
The place is clean, safe and nice families vacation here. We all have respect for the place and the owners. The view is magnificent and the services are excellent.
The beach is nice and clean.
The children have a game room and playset/gym that are used all day long - in between swimming in the beautiful clean pool and lake.
We will keep coming back and back - and so will our children and grandchildren.
Nice place, nice people
Very clean & well-maintained. Beautiful view. Very family oriented with new playground equipment, outdoor grills, pool, nice dock & little beach with beach toys, floats provided.